Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Dec 15, 2010 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Live Dark Star - September 3 1967?

"That was the first song I wrote with the Grateful Dead. We were down in Rio Nido, and I heard them playing it in the hall they were going to play. I just started scratching paper and got the Dark Star crashes, pouring its light into ashes' part and I said, 'Why don't you try this with it?' It worked well, and then they wanted more verses. I finished up the second set of verses back in San Francisco. I got up-I was staying at 710 Ashbury-one morning fairly early, about 10:30 or 11, and stumbled over to the Panhandle ay Golden Gate Park. I was sitting there, getting stuck on a verse, when along came a hippie who handed me a joint. He asked me what I was doing, and I said I was writing a song called 'Dark Star.' He said, 'Oh.' That's pretty much the story."

Robert Hunter on Dark Star to Jeff Tamarkin - From Relix (1986)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 15, 2010 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Live Dark Star - September 3 1967?

......and the plot now thins?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 15, 2010 10:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Live Dark Star - September 3 1967?

Kind of like my hair in that case...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Dec 15, 2010 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The First Live Dark Star - September 3 1967?

Pretty much the story as quoted by Blair Jackson in Garcia: An American Life.